Theme & Variations

Sundays @ 2pm

Theme & Variations introduces a new topic each week, presenting a wide range of music associated with that theme. Drawn from a millennium of Western classical music, the selections are an eclectic mix of familiar favorites and rarities. Theme and Variations is produced locally in Discover Classical’s studios by host Joe Law.


Travel back 250 years for music composed, premiered, and/or published in 1773.  It's by Carl Friedrich Abel, Johann Albrechtsberger, J. C. Bach, Joseph Boulogne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges), Andre Gretry, Joseph Haydn, Andrea Luchesi and W. A. Mozart.


Today's program returns to the musical form it's named for, with variations for soloist and orchestra by John Corigliano, Louise Farrenc, Nicolo Paganini, Antonin Reicha, Gioachino Rossini, P. I. Tchaikovsky and Friedrich Dionysius Weber.